Archives for long jump approach

Blizzard of 2015: Video Playlist

Where I live, there’s a blizzard happening. I can’t tell you how excited I am to shovel the 24+ inches of snow that has fallen. By excited, I mean I will cry myself to sleep tonight. Regardless, I thought I’d share a video playlist from my YouTube Channel. And by ‘I thought’, I mean I…

Horizontal Jumping 101

Horizontal Jumping 101 By Cameron Gary Running and jumping (along with lifting and throwing) are the most fundamental of human athletic movements. The Olympic Motto of “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (faster, higher, stronger) illustrates the applicability of these basic performance attributes. However, to avoid digressing into a history lesson, suffice it to say that in sprint/jump…

Save the date!

I’m excited! After countless meetings, emails and phone calls over the past 12 months, I’ve ‘signed’ who I  consider to be the best jumps coach in our sport: Boo Schexnayder! And two weeks from today, Monday October 17, we will be releasing his brand new horizontal jumps training resource here at Complete Track and Field….

Coaching the Long Jump

Coaching the Long Jump By Boo Schexnayder, LSU I. Understanding the Event A. The Run and Its Purpose B. Lowering and Setting Up the Takeoff C. Hip Undulation and the Takeoff D. Making the Connection II. The Approach Run A. Phases B. Technical Features 1. Posture 2. Progressive Body Angles 3. Pushing Up 4. Vertical…

Mechanics of the Jump Approach (Part I)

MECHANICS OF THE JUMP APPROACH A Manuscript by Irving Schexnayder, University of Southwestern Louisiana Importance of the Jump Approach When projected into flight, the center of mass of any object (including the human body) follows a predetermined, predictable, unalterable parabolic curve. Thus, establishment of the proper flight path is totally dependant upon proper force application…